Turn 10’s VIP status — FAIL

Turn 10 has a “VIP” status you can buy into for Forza Motorsport 4. Like in Forza 3, if you buy the “limited collectors edition”, you get it. But then in case you didn’t get it, they throw it up in the market place later and it costs less than paying the premium for the collectors edition. I pre-ordered my copy so early, back before there was such a thing as “limited collectors edition”, so obviously I was not a VIP. So I thought why not pay 1200 points to get the extras, because it gets me a 400 point discount on this new Porsche pack that comes out today. So I buy 1600 points from Amazon and go download the VIP “status”. Guess what? The VIP discounted download link for the Porsche expansion is broken. So if you play the game enough to have paid for the VIP status or collectors edition and want the expansions, you can pay full price or wait till they get around to fixing it. So Turn 10 didn’t learn anything from screwing around VIP’s from Forza 3, and still screw around the people who actually buy all the additional content… (Yet they spend how much on advertising?)

Thermal paste — or mayonnaise???


I’m getting ready to swap the board/processor/ram in my home server and realized I only have Artic Silver from about 10 years ago.  So being the detailed friend, Rev Pizzaguy sent me a nice chart: Thermal Compound Roundup. And it looks using mayonnaise does better or as good as most of the compounds! And for the price of some of these, I could stop in Sams and buy a 5 gallon bucket of mayonnaise, er, heat sink compound. Now I know why the stuff tastes so nasty…..

Harbor Freight Product Labeling

So, I happened to be at Harbor Freight this last weekend to pick up a couple items to help install the laminate floor I bought for our house. I had to browse the aisles while I was there and happened across this amazing product. Granted, most rechargeable 9v batteries aren’t actually 9v, more like 7.2 or even 8.4 if you are lucky, but 1.2 volts!?!?!? Really!?!?!?